Advertisement Christmas Ornament: 1800’s FAO Schwarz Bell

This antique Christmas advertisement was from F.A.O. Schwarz and was intended to be cut out and used as a Christmas ornament.  It came from an 1880’s Harper’s magazine.
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Antique Christmas Advertisement Ornament bell
F.A.O. Schwarz is the oldest toy store in the United States, which was founded in 1862, by German immigrant Frederick August Otto Schwarz.  Originally, it was called, “Toy Bazaar”, in its first store in Baltimore, and according to information I found on the internet, the year this advertisement was published, was the first year the initials, “F.A.O. Schwarz” were used to identify the company.
If you print it on cardstock paper and punch a hole in the top, it would make an adorable vintage style ornament.
You can also print it on Shrinky Dinks plastic for a more durable ornament  The directions to make them are here.
Antique Advertisement Christmas Ornament
If you enjoyed this Christmas printable, you can find many more  HERE.
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  1. Cute Angie … yes, it would make a nice ornament. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  2. What a great old graphic- and, yes, perfect for an ornament- xo Diana

  3. Hello.. I just fell into your lovely blog.Haven´t been here for a whil but still it´s sooo beautiful. Love your layout and your DIY:s. Hope you have a nice week.
    Lotta from Finland

  4. Angie, this is awesome…thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Angie, love this! 🙂

  6. This is Lovely!!! Thanks for sharing this as well at the Christmas Extravaganza Party!!! Pinning! xoxo

  7. I love this! They’d make great gift tags 🙂

  8. Really cool! Pinned

  9. This is amazing – thanks for sharing@

    Kristy Robb

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